10 Things to Do in Cambridge That You Shouldn't Miss

January 31, 2018 Moriah Teneyck

Cambridge is a city in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States. The population was 12,326 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dorchester County and the county's largest municipality. Cambridge is the fourth most populous city in Maryland's Eastern Shore region, after Salisbury, Elkton and Easton.
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1. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

2185 T Wallace Drive, Route 1, Cambridge, MD 21613 +1 410-228-2677
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4.5 based on 383 reviews

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

A good place to observe avariety of migrating birds.

Reviewed By ND i - United States

Husband and I decided to make a visit on Sunday after snowy night hoping to capture pictures of snowgeese on snow covered marsh land. It turned out that they didn't get snow in Cambridge but only rain. We called to check with the refuge on Friday to confirm that the snowgeese were there. We first made a stop at the Visitor Center to get information. The staff/volunteer were courteous and friendly. We went upstairs for observation area but it's covered, no open area. The view of the marsh from outside Visitor center ground level is partially blocked by bushes. We went on Wildlife drive and stopped along the road for eagles and catching the frock took flight. According to survey report on 2/13/18, there were 2,700 snowgeese. At the end of Wildlife drive, there's new Tubman museum worth a visit.

2. Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center

424 Race St, Cambridge, MD 21613-1836 +1 410-228-0401
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4.5 based on 139 reviews

Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center

Reviewed By CyndyandByron - Bridgeton, New Jersey

We were told the new center, opened in the fall of 2017 and constructed as part of the National Park Services, housed the current version of the tributes to this giant leader and conductor of the Underground Railroad. Prior to the Center there were a number of road markers announcing specific historic sites related to Tubman, but this Center ties it all together with classic professional exhibits. Art and sculpture come together to add an additional dimension of strength to the museum. The attendants at the museum seem to love their jobs as well as the Tubman legacy. It was also good to see the "human-ness" of this great woman of the marsh as we studied about her family, her marriages, her parents, and her faith.

3. Visitor Center at Sailwinds Park East

2 Rose Hill Dr, Cambridge, MD 21613-1901 +1 410-228-1000
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4.5 based on 66 reviews

Visitor Center at Sailwinds Park East

Reviewed By equinoxWashDc - wash dc

The facility and restrooms are clean and modern but the staff was not particularly helpful when we asked about specific recreational activities in Cambridge. Most tourist info centers offer detailed advice with a smile but this one seemed to offer info begrudgingly. Maybe we caught them on a bad day.

4. Choptank River Lighthouse

High and Water Streets, Long Wharf Park, Cambridge, MD 21613 +1 410-228-4031
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Choptank River Lighthouse

Reviewed By RDN142 - Falling Waters, West Virginia

Lovely location and views, the marina is nice and the light house is a replica of an older one that guided along Choptank river.

5. Long Wharf Park

High and Water Streets, Cambridge, MD 21613 +1 410-228-9111
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Long Wharf Park

Reviewed By Sawwhetowls2 - Quakertown, Pennsylvania

The lighthouse is adorable but not much else is happening here. There are more exciting places nearby. I took a photo of the lighthouse just because it is so lovely.

If you are a birder or photographer then you probably already know about Oakley St. which is close by and quite famous for excellent views of ducks, geese and eagles.

6. Spocott Windmill

Rte 343, Cambridge, MD 21613 +1 410-228-7090
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4 based on 26 reviews

Spocott Windmill

The last remaining windmill of its kind in Maryland.

Reviewed By wayne417 - North East, Maryland

Situated outside of Cambridge, Maryland (approx. six miles) is one of those unique, and unusual sites that almost defy definition: Spocott. Spocott was an early Dutch settlement north of Hoopers and Taylor Islands in Dorchester County. Today this is a very rural farming region with little or no reference to its early Dutch past. The wind Mill is an amazing piece of mechanical engineering used in early days to grind, move water, assist very early iron furnaces, etc. The property contains five original buildings (store, one room schoolhouse, cottage,and two outbuildings for the Wind Mill itself. While this is certainly in the "boondocks", it is well-worth a stop. It is almost a shame that it sits here alone and little noted.

7. Richardson Maritime Museum

401 High St, Cambridge, MD 21613-1804 +1 410-228-1871
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4 based on 14 reviews

Richardson Maritime Museum

This small museum is dedicated to Maryland's maritime heritage.

Reviewed By helios5356 - chesapeake

Saturday of Schooner Rendezvous 2016 was blustery and cool. We had enjoyed the highlights of this sailing craft festival. The local choir sang. The Vigilant Crew brought their living history displays over from Baltimore. The BBQ crew was firing up their beefy fare.

We sauntered down brick paved High Street past gracious houses from centuries past. As one enters the business district, the imposing 1889 monolith of old Dorchester National Bank looms.

It now houses a cozy stock of watery artifacts from the briney past. Photographs of past sea masters and crafty watermen line the walls. Ship models and relics from famed vessels abound. One can even enter the old bank vault for more exhibits.

Russ, the keeper of the watch that day, recognized us from the festival. Nice touch and we shared observations.

Richardson Maritime Museum makes a pleasant venue to tarry and chat when in Cambridge. A porthole to the past.

8. Neild Museum and Herb Garden

902 Lagrange Ave, Cambridge, MD 21613-2009 +1 410-228-7953
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Neild Museum and Herb Garden

Reviewed By GypsyTraveller94 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Very interesting farming exhibit and local history. We went to a crab festival here and walked around. Very good.

9. Christ Episcopal Church

601 Church St, Cambridge, MD 21613-1729
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4 based on 9 reviews

Christ Episcopal Church

Reviewed By 1AnnieEliza - United States

Lovely church, with a gorgeous medallion window. Cemetery is centuries old, with lots of historical markers in it. Definitely worth a look through the church and a wander through the cemetery. Includes Tubman family stones (who were like the owners of the amazing Harriet Tubman) and family members of people who still live in town, including the chef at Bistro Poplar.

10. Harriet Tubman Birthplace Marker

Greenbriar Road, Cambridge, MD 21613
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3.5 based on 24 reviews

Harriet Tubman Birthplace Marker

Reviewed By Randy L - Dubuque, Iowa

After being listed on the Rand McNally Road Atlas and the new app from the National Park Service AND since it is about Harriet Tubman you would expect more than a miserable marker on a county road eight miles south of Cambridge. There is an old store a few miles away and a couple of old slave cabins (without signage) nearby, but this was really a waste of gasoline and time.

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